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I Had Metal Braces Then, But You Can Have Invisalign Now

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Did you have metal braces? I did. I had mine put on pretty late too - as a teenager. In fact, I still had them on when I was about ready to graduate from high school! I remember being mortified about the thought of having to go away to college with metal braces! I literally had to beg my orthodontist to take them off before I moved away and started my freshman year! I actually still have nightmares sometimes where I wake up and discover that I still have my metal braces on. That is how much I hated them! I was so self-conscious when I smiled.

If only there was Invisalign back then! Adults and teens now have a modern choice for straightening their teeth. No more wires and brackets required! I am so jealous! Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal braces that uses a series of virtually invisible and removable aligners that gradually move teeth over time. The benefits include no food restrictions, ability to easily maintain healthy dental brushing habits, minimal interference with sports or other activities, and teeth get straightened without most people knowing you are in treatment. This would have made such a huge difference for me. I wish that no one could have seen my metal braces! There is even the option of Invisalign Teen - just for pre-­‐teens and teens.

If you inquire about Invisalign, you might be told that you or your family member is not a candidate. As with any medical procedure, consider getting a second opinion. Not all dentists and orthodontists are certified Invisalign providers, the best way to find an Invisalign provider is to visit the Invisalign Doctor Locator.

Invisalign has many advantages over the metal braces that I had. The Invisalign treatment usually requires fewer office visits, shorter appointments and no “emergency” visits for broken wires or brackets. Metal wires and brackets can cause irritation. I remember getting all kinds of sores from my metal braces. Even with all of these advantages, the cost is roughly about the same as traditional braces. Did you know that there are more than 2 million Invisalign cases in treatment or completed worldwide? Take the Invisalign Smile Assessment to find out if Invisalign is right for you or your child.

Have you or someone you've known used Invisalign? And if so, what was their experience? Leave me a comment and let me know!

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Invisalign. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. See my full disclosure.